Archimedes, considered on of the greatest minds of the ancient world was born on the island of Sicily in the Greek city of Syracuse in the year 287 B.C.. Syracuse at the time was an independent Greek city-state with a 500-year history. He was the son of Phidias who was a Greek Astronomer and Mathematician. All that we know about Archimedes comes from his existing manuscripts, and from ancient historians such as Plutarch and Cicero among others centuries after his death. Considering the length of time between Archimedes death and the historians' accounts, along with the nonuniformity of their writings, some details of his life have to be subject to question. For example, Plutarch has been stated saying that Archimedes was related to King Hieron II, but Cicero had claimed that he was of a low birth. It was also reported that he would become so engrossed in his thoughts that he would forget to eat or bathe making his grooming habits more to be desired. It is believed that his early schooling came from Syracuse, then traveled to study with the Egyptian mathematician and astronomer Conon in the city of Alexandria. Archimedes had become close friends with Conon and also Eratosthenes, the custodian of the Alexandrian library. Long after completing his studies and returning to Syracuse he continued his correspondence with both of them about his different mathematical and scientific discoveries.

The contributions of Archimedes to mathematical knowledge are abundant setting force principles of plane and solid geometry. Only three of his treatises on plane geometry have survived, these are; Measurement of a Circle, Quadrature of a Parabola, and On the Sphere and Cylinder. In his book Measurement of a Circle Archimedes shows that the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter can be calculated as he calls it the method for calculating Pi. He correctly determined that the value of Pi is somewhere between 3.1408 and 3.1428. Along the same...

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The Life of ArchimedesArchimedes was a Greek mathematician, a scientist, and a skilled inventor who was born around 287 B.C. in the seaport city of Syracuse, Sicily. It has been said that since his father was an astronomer, Archimedes inherited his fathers interest for mathematics, science, and inventions, however his biggest interest was in Geometry. In his lifetime not only was he was able to create a ton of helpful inventions, he also discovered how to find the volume of a sphere, determine the exact value of Pi, created the Principle of Buoyancy, and also created Scientific Notation (Powers of Ten). He took great pride in his work and there were times where he became so in depth with his work, he often forgot to bathe or eat and some would say his real hunger was to learn! Archimedes became famous for many things and he has come to be known as one of the biggest contributors to today's mathematics. He was often called “the wise one”, “the master”, and also “the great geometer” by his peers.
One of Archimedes' many accomplishments was “The Archimedes Screw” which was created to fulfill the needs of his king and good friend, King Hieron II. Archimedes was his military adviser and his job was to create useful tools as well as build things. One day King Hieron commissioned Archimedes to design a luxury ship of sorts which came to be...

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Inventions of ArchimedesArchimedes area of expertise was inventions and coming up with great ideas. He was a very smart person, and had invented some useful inventions for human kind for what is still used today. BC. He was a physicist, engineer, inventor, astronomer and a Greek mathematician. Archimedes is one of the greatest math mathematicians of all time. He has been given credit for the invention of the lever even though it was used thousand of years before his time despite the fact that he did not invent it. He only gave an explanation of the principal involved in his work. Once He had made the statement “If I were to have a place to stand, I would be able to move the entire earth”.
Another invention Archimedes had invented was the Archimedes screw. This invention helps to bring water from lower areas to higher grounds by a rotating screw inside a tube constantly. The water is forced out the tube even though the water is at lower ground. This invention is also used today.
Also an interesting invention Archimedes invented was the Heat Ray. This was used to destroy enemy ships by catching a part of the ship on fire then having it burn all the way down. People have tested this invention out to see if it was true for example, in 1973 a Greek scientist Ioannis Sakkas but had failed. In 2006 the Mythbusters had...

...the water back into the sea.
It is unclear whether or not Archimedes designed this pump for the use on the ship but it is widely thought that the great mathematician invented such a tool to help Egyptians maneuver water from lower land to higher for watering the fields.
This invention has survived the winds of time and is still used today,most recently applyed at draining parts of land in the Netherlands that were underwater and also for stableizing the tower of Pisa in 2001.
According to information from Arab sources noted by A.Favaro, Archimedes probably made another trip to Egypt, during which he designed and executed several projects on water management of the river Nile, projects which are reported by Arab authors. Beyond these signs though,essentially we know that Archimedes travelled to Alexandria only once and no other time, since, according to all sources the greatest part of his life he spent in his hometown of Syracuse, where he came up with all his theoretical or mechanical discoveries.
On the return to his homeland Archimedes made another very important discovery.Hiero wanted a golden crown to be made for him so he asked a goldsmith and gave him 772 grams of gold with a mandate to fulfill his wish.And so, the goldsmith made the crown for the tyrant. But Hiero was worried that that the crown wasn't produced from just gold but had another material inside.
This is when...

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Archimedes, one of the greatest mathematicians, engineers, physicist, inventors, and astronomer's in history. Ranked with the likes of Isaac Newton and Carl Gauss, Archimedes contributions to math include the area of geometry, number theory, algebra, and theorems of plane.
Birth
Archimedes was born in Syracuse, Greece on the island of Sicily in 287 BC. Son of Pheidias, a well-known astronomer, and research showing that Archimedes is thought to be a relative of King Hiero II. King Hiero II questioned a crown made for him. Archimedes studied the crown and discovered the purity of the gold in the crown. Archimedes was sitting in a bath house, watching water running from the crown of King Hiero II, observing the pattern of the water, Archimedes figured the excess of bulk with the introduction of certain alloys can be measured by placing the crown with an equal weight of gold in a separate container filled with water. This observation showed the difference of overflow; and the birth of the Archimedes Screw.
Education
Phidias, Archimedes father did not want his son in Syracuse during the times of war, living a life of luxury, Archimedes was allowed o peruse the finer things in life, education. Greek families at the time wanted children to be knowledgeable,...

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ArchimedesArchimedes was born in the city of Syracuse on the island of Sicily in 287 BC. He was the son of an astronomer and mathematician named Phidias. Some historians say that his family belonged to the nobility of Syracuse, and that his family was in some way related to that of Hiero II, King of Syracuse. Syracuse was the city Archimedes live, Syracuse was a hub of commerce, art and science. As a youth in Syracuse Archimedes developed his natural curiosity and penchant for problem solving. When Archimedes was done learning new things in Syracuse, he then decided to traveled to Egypt in order to study in Alexandria. He made this decision because Alexandria had earn a reputation for great learning and was highly advanced society by Archimedes standards.
Archimedes was also an engineer, inventor and astronomer.Archimedes was best known throughout most of history for his military innovations like his siege engines and mirrors to harness and focus the power of the sun, as well as levers, pulleys and pumps . But his most famous invention was his screw pump, known as the Archimedes' Screw. This innovation is still use in many parts of the world for irrigation. But what really made Archimedes happy was his true passion for mathematics. Historians know this because of a discovery in 1906 of...

...Archimedes of Syracuse (287 BC – 212 BC) was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Archimedes is generally considered to be the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time. He used the method of exhaustion to calculate the area under the arc of a parabola with the summation of an infinite series, and gave a remarkably accurate approximation of pi. He also defined the spiral bearing his name, formulae for the volumes of solids of revolution, and an ingenious system for expressing very large numbers. Archimedes had proven that the sphere has two thirds of the volume and surface area of the cylinder and regarded this as the greatest of his mathematical achievements.
Some of Archimedes' greatest writings are preserved on a palimpsest which has been rediscovered and properly studied only since 1998.
Although Newton may have been the most important mathematician, and Gauss the greatest theorem prover, it is widely accepted that Archimedes was the greatest genius who ever lived.The works of Archimedes were written in Doric Greek, the dialect of ancient Syracuse.[53] The written work of Archimedes has not survived as well as that of Euclid, and seven of his treatises are known to have existed only through references made to them by other authors. Pappus of Alexandria mentions On Sphere-Making and another work on...

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In his review of The Trouble With Perfect/The Successful Child/Positive Pushing (Book), Douglas C. Lord talks about the role of the parent. The role of the parent is to protect their children and provide for them all they can to insure that they have the proper tools in order to be successful in life. These tools include such things as having good morals, strong work ethics, phenomenal character, etc. Providing their kids with the mentioned tools, parents protect their kids from becoming failures in life and give them the option to make something of themselves, which far exceeds the expectations of their parents. Parents have to do these things in order to direct their kids. This is believed to be an “absolute moral imperative” (Lord). If your parents did not provide you with these tools, where would you be?
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